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iPad Community ShowcaseAn iPad community showcase will be held May 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Westwood Elementary School multi-purpose room.There will be chances to…

iPad Community Showcase

An iPad community showcase will be held May 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Westwood Elementary School multi-purpose room.

There will be chances to learn iPad basics, explore apps that are used by the students and see examples of student work on the devices. The showcase will provide community members a free opportunity to experience the district’s elementary iPad initiative.

Registration is required by calling 440-729-6812 by May 20. Space is limited.

Band Fundraiser Dinner

To help support the West Geauga bands, West Geauga Band Boosters will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on May 9 at the Mayfield United Methodist Church, 7747 Mayfield Road, Chester Township.

All proceeds will be used to help fund the instrumental music programs in the West Geauga school district.

Senior Citizens Recognition

The 24th annual West Geauga Senior Citizens Recognition Dinner will be held on May 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the West Geauga High School cafeteria, 13401 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township. Sponsored by West Geauga Local Schools and the Rotary Club of Chesterland, the evening promises to be enjoyable and entertaining.

Payment of $5 per person will be collected at the door. Valet parking will be available. For reservations, call Sandy at the West Geauga Board of Education Office at 440-729-6812 by May 1. For more information, visit

Green Ribbon School

Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that West Geauga High School is among the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.

This award acknowledges achievements in taking a comprehensive approach to green schools. The areas encompassed by the award include reduced environmental impact and costs, improved health and wellness and effective environmental and sustainability education. A recognition awards ceremony will be held on July 22, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) recognition award honors schools and districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.

The recognition award is part of a larger U.S. Department of Education (ED) effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about practices that are proven to result in improved student engagement, higher academic achievement and graduation rates, and workforce preparedness, as well as a government wide goal of increasing energy independence and economic security.

Westwood ACE Awards

Congratulations go out to the ACE Award winners for the third quarter at Westwood Elementary School. Students awarded by their teachers for demonstrating positive attitude, citizenship and effort in the classroom include:

Kindergartners: Brian Denamen, Emily Fousek, Finn Hadam, Conor McHale, Andrew Duarte and Greer Hummer;

First-graders: Leo Nerone, Mikaela Greer, Evan Muhvic, It’sabella DeOliveira, Alex Schaffer and Grace Hederstrom;

Second-graders: Lucy Benedict, Quinn Misterka, Owen Yuhasz, Ella Manolio, Vaughn Maksoudian and Natalie Tanno;

Third-graders: Emma Rubinski, Owen Ralph, Julia Clark, Grant Congdon, It’sabella Carcellli, Pat Federico and Robert Cohen;

Fourth-graders: Danny Stewart, Allison Mueller, Noah Carty, Ella Flowers, Autumn Egner and Rebecca Poelking; and

Fifth-graders: Armen Maksoudian, Elise Rataiczak, Kayla Megla, Anthony Trivisonno, Lauren Lance, Harrison Wolfhope and Sami Grazia.

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